Posts Tagged ‘Lori Berenson’

GlobalVoices: Peruvian Reactions to Release of Convicted Terrorist Lori Berenson

Friday, June 11th, 2010

By Writer  Juan Arellano,  Translated by Silvia Viñas

“The period of terrorism by the Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path) and the Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement (MRTA) ) in Peru is part of the country’s recent history; a period fairly but not yet sufficiently analyzed and much less researched and accepted. Those who lived it hope that something similar never happens again, and they reasonably fear the slightest chance of its reoccurrence. But what happens when our fear affects other people’s rights?”

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Lori Berenson Freed! – the WORD

Lori Berenson Update: Her Newborn Baby Is Salvador Anespori Apari Berenson

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

From Mark & Rhoda Berenson:

To Friends and Supporters of Lori Berenson – Despite the odds she faced owing to compromised health after 13.5 years of incarceration in harsh Peruvian prison environments, Lori gave birth Wednesday morning May 6 in Lima. Salvador Anespori Apari Berenson was delivered via Caesarian-section due to Lori’s precarious back condition that will require delicate spinal surgery to prevent permanent nerve damage.  Surgery will be scheduled after she recovers from childbirth.

File Photo: Lori in a Lima Courtroom, March 22, 2001

File Photo: Lori in a Lima Courtroom, March 22, 2001



Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

For all those who wrote the President and the Secretary of State about Lori Berenson’s fate, check this out.

Saving Lori Berenson – Call President Obama and Write to Secretary of State Clinton

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

From Mark and Rhoda Berenson – Now that President Obama has settled into office, it is time for us to put a concerted effort into enlisting his help in securing Loris release.

Wrongfully imprisoned in Peruvian hellholes, Lori has now served 13 years and five months of her 20-year sentence. She has been a model prisoner, and she is eligible for conditional liberty in November, 2010. However, given the precarious nature of her health and the forthcoming birth of her baby, we will be urging President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton to secure Lori’s immediate release.

File Photo: Lori in a Lima Courtroom, March 22, 2001

File Photo: Lori in a Lima Courtroom, March 22, 2001